Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC, a New York-based private equity firm, has hired Mike Sutter to the firm as an operating partner focused on Blue Wolf’s investments in the industrials sector. Sutter most recently served as chief executive officer of Airtech Vacuum Inc., a global designer and manufacturer of vacuum pumps, blowers and vacuum and compressor systems.

“One of Blue Wolf’s key differentiators is our team’s industry and operating expertise, and I am pleased to build on this talent with the addition of an industrial manufacturing veteran like Mike,” said Adam Blumenthal, managing partner of Blue Wolf. “Mike has a track record of success in improving operating performance and driving organic and inorganic growth, having led a variety of businesses throughout his career in the sectors in which we operate. He also brings a background in talent development and union environments, both of which are important to Blue Wolf’s ESG principles. I’m confident Mike will draw on his years of relevant experience as he works to support our industrial portfolio companies.”

Sutter stated, “Blue Wolf has a stellar track record and a reputation for removing complex operational barriers and driving significant value across its investments. I’m truly excited to be joining Blue Wolf as an Operating Partner and am eager to collaborate with Blue Wolf’s investment team and portfolio company management as the firm continues to grow its presence in the industrials sector.”

Aakash Patel, a principal at Blue Wolf, added, “It’s an exciting time to be investing in and partnering with industrial manufacturing and distribution businesses. Mike is known for his ability to foster operational and organizational excellence, and his skillset is well-aligned with our investment approach. I look forward to working alongside him in his new role.”